Global shares drop on jitters over virus, China-US friction

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TOKYO (AP) — Global shares fell Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upward momentum in global markets given rising confirmed coronavirus cases and percolating tensions between the U.S. and China.

What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19?

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What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19?

Supreme Court clears the way for executions of federal prisoners

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court clears the way for executions of federal prisoners.

Blame game? Cuomo takes heat over NY nursing home study

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing blistering criticism over an internal report that found no strong link between a controversial state directive that sent thousands of recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes and some of the nation’s deadliest nursing home outbreaks.

Pence heads to Louisiana amid renewed surge in virus cases

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence travels Tuesday to Louisiana, which has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after seeming to contain its outbreak.

Masks for kids? Schools confront the politics of reopening

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On one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall — arguing both could hurt their children’s well-being — and want schools to reopen full time.

Governor shuts bars, dining as virus hits California hard

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the coronavirus swept California with renewed ferocity, the governor once again closed bars, inside dining and, for much of the state, gyms, indoor church services and hair and nail salons in an effort to prevent COVID-19 cases from swamping hospitals.

‘Empire’ actor arrested in Arizona, accused of abusing wife

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — “Empire” actor Bryshere Gray has been arrested in Arizona on accusations of abusing his wife, police said.

Asia shares drop on jitters over virus, China-US friction

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TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in Asia on Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upward momentum in global markets given rising confirmed coronavirus cases and percolating tensions between the U.S. and China.

Texas heads to polls for Senate runoff as virus rages

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas struggles to contain a raging coronavirus outbreak, voters on Tuesday were set to head out to polls for runoff elections that include choosing a Democratic nominee in a U.S. Senate race that offers the party another chance to break through in America's biggest red state.